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Stockton Police: Officers Killed Hostage in Bank Robbery

August 11, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Stockton Police: Officers Killed Hostage in Bank Robbery

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Authorities have said a suspect may have used victim as a human shield during July 16 shootout.

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California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

June 26, 2014 | 4:23 pm

California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

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Measure by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is the sixth to qualify for November ballot.

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Berkeley City Council Considers Surveillance Camera Police Registry

June 7, 2014 | 9:00 am

Berkeley City Council Considers Surveillance Camera Police Registry

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A plan to register commercial surveillance cameras is already seeing pushback from Berkeley residents.

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Behind California’s Dramatic Increase in Lifers Freed from Prisons

May 15, 2014 | 5:15 am

Behind California’s Dramatic Increase in Lifers Freed from Prisons

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An increasing percentage of murderers serving life sentences are being paroled.

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Will Affluent Oaklanders Support Renewal of Anti-Crime Tax?

April 29, 2014 | 2:32 pm

Will Affluent Oaklanders Support Renewal of Anti-Crime Tax?

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Better-off neighborhoods resort to private security patrols, raising question about support for levy.

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San Francisco’s Muni Reports Sharp Drop in Crime, Smartphone Theft

April 28, 2014 | 9:31 am

San Francisco’s Muni Reports Sharp Drop in Crime, Smartphone Theft

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City officials credit a theft-awareness campaign and presence of police officers on buses and trains.

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Yee, Chow and Jackson Expected Back in Court Friday

April 11, 2014 | 7:30 am

Yee, Chow and Jackson Expected Back in Court Friday

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Entrapment, lack of physical evidence expected defenses in sprawling political corruption case.

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Shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Wounds 8, Prompts Call for Action

March 24, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Wounds 8, Prompts Call for Action

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Street fight preceded shooting, which has renewed calls for police to crack down on one notorious block.

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Major Bay Area Cities See Decline in Homicides

January 7, 2014 | 8:00 am

Major Bay Area Cities See Decline in Homicides

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While property crimes are on the rise, homicides fell in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Richmond.

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San Francisco Looks to Curb Crime, Phone Thefts on Muni

November 7, 2013 | 4:16 pm

San Francisco Looks to Curb Crime, Phone Thefts on Muni

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Muni launches ‘Eyes Up, Phones Down,’ a campaign to make riders safer from crime on buses and trains.

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